Subterfuge

An alias for Thomas Barnett (b. c.1967), who once held down a day job alongside Chez Damier, a friend of Juan Atkins and Derrick May, who had recorded for the former’s KMS label. Through these connections…
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An alias for Thomas Barnett (b. c.1967), who once held down a day job alongside Chez Damier, a friend of Juan Atkins and Derrick May, who had recorded for the former’s KMS label. Through these connections Barnett met May and recorded ‘Nude Photo’ with him for Transmat (as Rhythim Is Rhythim). The duo fell out when Barnett received no monies for the track and his name disappeared from the credits. After dropping out and working in his own home-studio he re-emerged on Infonet Records with the Liquid Poetry EP. He also worked for the Dutch label Prime, putting out a set of ‘Nude Photo’ remixes. A series of EPs then the Synthetic Dream album followed, a set overshadowed by the poverty he was experiencing while recording it, which is evident throughout its tough, remorseless grooves.